Tampa >Beauty > Bentley Salon
3228 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL | Directions 3360927.944631 -82.497159
Neighborhoods: Grey Gables/Bon Air, Southwest
jeremy was the greatest – i am always afraid to get my hair cut for fear it will be bad ...my friend Kate told me about her friend who did her hair and her moms hair . So I decided to give it a shot !!! and right away my nervousness went out the window .. completely made me feel at home and he even felt me out to see if my wild cut would match my personality and BAM he thought it would :) I will tell everyone about this great new find :) i WILL CONTINUE TO COME HERE " ROCK ON "
Bentley Salon is the Best! – I love going to Bentley Salon because i know by the time i leave i have an awesome haircut and or color and it makes me feel 10 times hotter. I always want to go out after and show my hair off. People ask where i get my hair done and i tell them Bentley Salon of course. like duh;) Everyone one on the staff is very nice and talented. Scott is a great person and knows hair better than anyone i know. Make an appointment, get an amazing haircut and feel better about yourself.
Awesome Color - Cool Vibe - Trustworthy Cuts – I love love this place. I tell EVERYONE about Staci - she is a color GENIUS. Wherever I go people ask me about my hair color. (I almost feel famous! ;) But seriously I get a ton of compliments on my color and I am appreciative that I found this place and not only for the delicious coffee they serve. Also, Scott the owner is an amazing person. Not only is a great person in general (he runs a dog rescue) but he also cares about his staff, his clients, and will give you a very Precise cut. He is the only person I will let touch my hair. O and by the way did I mention the delicious coffee they serve! ;)
I should have written this a long time ago... – I have been a client of Scott's since I was 17. I am now hesitantly nearing 30.
When I was 17, after a really bad salon experience I began cutting my own hair. I met Scott Bentley when a friend of mine brought me to Toni and Guy to have him cut her hair. Scott offered to clean up the back of my neck (I have short hair) I was very reluctant to let him, but clearly I gave in... eventually.
What built my trust in Scott was whenever I would see him in the mall; he would offer to clean up the back of my head and never once pressured me to book an appointment. I remember the first time he actually cut my hair... it was the best hair cut I have ever had - no exaggeration.
Over time Scott became 'my hair stylist' I visited him and only him, faithfully. Eventually, Scott relocated to California - I was devistated! I liked our conversations we had while I was in his chair and even more I loved the compliments that would follow after a fresh haircut. In Scotts absence I tried out different salons, but could never receive the same or even similar results. I actually thought about flying him back to cut my hair, or better flying to him.
You can only imagine the excitement I personally experienced when Scott debuted the Bentley Salon to which I am a client and Scott is still after all this time, 'my hair stylist' I couldn't be any more proud of him and his addition to the Tampa Bay Area (which I wholeheartedly adore) There is a lot to say about supporting local business as well. It is amazing to see the jobs that Scott created by branching out and coragelously opening his own salon. The salon really appeals to just about anyone who wants good service and a great hair cut. One of my favorite moments is when someone at the front desk answered the phone and actually said "is this Melissa?" I was floored that she actually recognized my voice! I have recommended this salon to numerous people by word of mouth and will continue to do so. Even more, I have purchased gift cards for my mom and step-mom to get their hair done here; they both had a very enjoyable experience. As you can see don't simply support this salon, I am an advocate of this salon.
If there is anything I could tell someone about the owner Scott, I would say this: He is absolutely passionate about hair as well as everything he does in life; which I see as an admirable trait. One of his staff members had even confided in me; he told me what a pleasure it is to work with him and explained how he has spent the time mentoring him professionally as well as personally. I love actions that speak well of a person; I believe that is truly the best way to judge a persons character.
If anyone has any questions or comments for me and my review please feel free to reach out.
Best Salon in Tampa Bay – I've been a customer at Bentley salon for over 5 years and I can truly say they are far superior to anywhere else I've been in Tampa Bay (or for that matter Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Orlando or Miami). I get my hair both cut and colored there and over the years have changed my style and color repeatedly. Whether long or short, highlighted or all over color, I've always been 100% satisfied with their work. I have very thick and curly/wavy hair that I've been told by other salons is difficult both to cut and color. My gray is resistant, my curls inconsistent, etc. Neither has been an issue at Bentley.
Scott is truly a master when it comes to cuts that are flattering, easy to maintain on your own, and last last last. At previous salons I might look good walking out but never be able to recreate the style on my own. I'm not one for flat irons or significant styling routines. Scott's cuts are always very manageable and they continue to hold their shape as they grow out. I've told him he actually loses money because I'm not as motivated to come back for a trim when my hair looks good for so long.
Stacy, who has been doing my color, is equally genius. She listens to what I want and always delivers. My color lasts beautifully - its my roots that drive me back for touch-up as it grows out. Her highlights look very natural and while I have seen some of the unusual and daring styles she can deliver, she is also equally stellar with my conservative professional preference.
The customer service in the salon is always top notch. Its a fun friendly atmosphere where you feel like a member of the family. The place is always neat and clean, they give incredible scalp massages during shampoos, and they are clearly dedicated to training. Have been a long timer, I've watched new folks come in and be mentored. Its an impressive process. Its clear that with his name on the door, Scott takes the quality of the work done by all very seriously.
I drive from Brandon, across Tampa to get my hair done even though I no longer work in the area - just because I can't give them up. I don't trust anyone else with my hair. Others in the salon have cut both my husband and son's hair and they are the best cuts both have ever had. I can't recommend them highly enough!!!
Seriously, best salon in Tampa. – Everyone, I am a very loyal customer now for 3 years. I've never, ever had Scott or his staff treat me anything but professional and kind in all of those years. In addition, I'm a musician in the public eye, and I care more about my hair than most people. Whoever these crack pots are leaving bad reviews, please don't believe them. They are obviously having personal issues with people at the salon, not professional. My hair gets such great attention from other stylists and people all the time. I gladly pay for what I get, and I wouldn't trust another stylist with my hair. I have no connection to Scott other than as a client. I can recommend (and constantly do) his services, ESPECIALLY if you are as discerning about hair as I am. Again, shame on people for trying to ruin a good salon with fake bad reviews. Feel free to comment, as I am a very loyal customer and always will be, and I too will gladly email pics of my hair to show just how awesome my layers and cut are.
Horrible – I used to go to Bentley Salon regularly for my haircuts, and up until a couple months ago, I was very pleased with the results. After my last appointment, I walked out of the salon feeling good about my new haircut; however, when I got home and washed it myself, I ended up with an enormous, uneven chunk of missing hair that was four inches shorter than the front…AND the longer hair on the sides was incredibly uneven. Since then, I have had my hair trimmed three times in an effort to even out this missing chunk of hair, but my efforts have not been fruitful. Every time my hair grows out awkwardly. Worst of all, when I called Bentley Salon to inform them about my horrible haircut, the receptionist did not put me in contact with the stylist who did this, or act as if she cared that I was displeased with the service I had received. Rather, she stated, “Oh, so you want to cancel your next appointment?” I was shocked at the lack of customer service and recovery I experienced as a (formerly) frequent customer at Bentley Salon. I have not returned, and I will never return again. I have a picture of the back of my head that I was going to attach to this review, but there isn't an option for that--I will gladly e-mail it to anyone who cares enough to see it.
Awful – I don't know how this salon has so many good reviews. That is actually why I went there. I made an appointment with the owner who was condescending and arrogant and gave me an awful cut that was nothing like what I asked for. It seems as though everyone leaves with the same jagged banged, flat ironed hair. I literally cried over my cut. Either the salon employees are giving all these rave reviews or there are a lot of people happy with bad hair in Tampa.
In response to below???????? – Im not sure who this is but we had no complaints that day,me being the owner definatly would have been aware of this and it sounds like a hoax when you compare to our other reviews.....Scott Bentley
Worst Salon EVER! – They employees are unfriendly, the stylist pressured me into a cut and color I didn't want, he burned my scalp with the chemicals, and the owner was an arrogant douche! Don't go here.
Im not sure who this is but we had no complaints that day,me being the owner definatly would have been aware of this and it sounds like a hoax when you compare to our other reviews.....
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